Matthias Aurich graduated from the University of Jena in 1995 and received his degree as “Doctor of Medicine” in 1996. He started his orthopaedic training in a major trauma centre in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1999 and 2000 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University in Chicago, where he worked with Prof. Klaus Kuettner, one of the leading scientists in the field of articular cartilage and osteoarthritis research. Matthias Aurich continued his orthopaedic training at the University of Jena and is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon since 2005. He received his second academic degree as “Doctor of Science” from the University of Jena in 2007, and was subsequently granted “Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics”. From January 2008 to June 2009 he worked in the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, one of the busiest Trauma Centres in Australia, and from July to December 2009 in The Royal Free and University Collage Hospital in London. Matthias Aurich moved back to Jena where he works as Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Jena since January 2010. His major clinical field of interest is reconstructive joint surgery of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. Matthias Aurich has a strong scientific interest in the field of articular cartilage repair and in the treatment of osteoarthritis. He received several research grants in this field, is a member of the “German Working Committee for Clinical Tissue Regeneration”, and has published various papers on this topic.
Biography Updated on 27 December 2010